Indonesia, Vietnam, Code of Conduct in South China Sea


Jakarta (ANTARA News) – Indonesia and Vietnam agreed to continue to encourage discussions to find agreement for the implementation of “Code of Conduct” in South China Sea.

“We have discussed situation in East Sea or South China Sea with an aim of assuring peaceful solutions of all problems in the region according to international law with a spirit of finding peaceful resolution,” President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said in a joint press conference with visiting Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang here on Thursday.

He said Indonesia and Vietnam had common view with regard to code of ethics in South china Sea.

“We also wish what has been agreed between ASEAN and China could be continued to move from declaration of conduct towards code of conduct which will certainly be good for all countries connected with South China Sea,” he said.

President Yudhoyono said Indonesia and Vietnam had also agreed to support each other with regard to the two countries` nominations various positions in the US such as including membership in the UN Security Council.

President Truong Tan Sang arrived here on Thursday afternoon for a two-day state visit.

President Yudhoyono and First Lady Any Yudhoyono welcomed President Truong Tan Sang and First Lady Mai Tinh Hanh in a state ceremony at the Merdeka Palace.

After the ceremony the two heads of state held a private meeting which was then followed a bilateral meeting.

President Yudhoyono held a state dinner in honor of President Truong Tan Sang in the evening




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